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  1. Sleep disturbance is a common complaint in people living with HIV/AIDS. Despite the influence of sleep disturbance on treatment adherence, quality of life, work productivity, risk of chronic illness, it remain...

    Authors: Nebiyu Mengistu, Telake Azale, Solomon Yimer, Mahlet Fikreyesus, Elsa Melaku and Seid Shumye
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2021 5:2
  2. Poor sleep is linked with chronic conditions common in older adults, including diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Valid and reliable field methods to objectively measure sleep are thus greatly needed to ex...

    Authors: Daniel Backhouse, Ryan Stanley Falck and Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:16
  3. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), a condition characterized by a complete or partial cessation of airflow during sleep, can cause various cardiovascular disorders including hypertension. The aim of the study was...

    Authors: Ozaifa Kareem, Masood Tanvir and G. N. Bader
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:15
  4. Avoiding supine position can reduce snoring in most habitual snorers. However, devices that restrict the sleeping position cause discomfort or disrupt sleep resulting in low compliance. Therefore, mechanisms, ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Wilhelm, Francesco Crivelli, Nicolas Gerig, Malcolm Kohler and Robert Riener
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:14
  5. Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder is characterized by repetitive gross-motor movements at sleep onset or during sleep, which result in clinical consequences such as impact on daytime functioning and inj...

    Authors: Rachel M. van Sluijs, Elisabeth Wilhelm, Quincy J. Rondei, Lukas Jäger, Markus Gall, Heinrich Garn, Peter Achermann, Oskar G. Jenni, Robert Riener and Catherine M. Hill
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:13
  6. Sleep disorder is a critical problem in cardiac patients. This study aimed to compare the effects of aromatherapy ‌with peppermint and lavender essential oils on the sleep quality of cardiac patients.

    Authors: Somayeh Mahdavikian, Mansour Rezaei, Masoud Modarresi and Alireza Khatony
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:10
  7. Poor sleep is common among older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—a transition stage between healthy cognition and dementia. Objective, reliable, and low-burden field methods to measure older adult ...

    Authors: Ryan S. Falck, Cindy K. Barha, Patrick C. Y. Chan and Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:11
  8. Disproportionate bulging of the pars membranosa into the central airway on expiration, now termed ‘excessive dynamic airway collapse’ (EDAC), has poorly characterised significance. Despite physiological argume...

    Authors: Thomas David Crowhurst, Petar Tcherveniakov, Brett Lorraine, Jonathan Frederick Polasek, Phan Tien Nguyen and Aeneas Yeo
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:8
  9. Sleep hygiene is a series of behavioral practices that can be performed by individuals with sleep complaints to prevent or reverse sleep difficulties. The feasibility, cost-effectiveness, absence of side effec...

    Authors: Nebiyu Mengistu, Zelalem Belayneh and Seid Shumye
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:9
  10. Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by multiple nocturnal symptoms (sleep onset, maintenance and terminal insomnia). However, these symptoms are assumed to have the same weight in the diagnosis and cons...

    Authors: Daniela Bragantini, Børge Sivertsen, Philip Gehrman, Stian Lydersen and Ismail Cüneyt Güzey
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:7
  11. This study aims to undertake the first critical review of self-care use among adults with sleep disturbances by focusing on the prevalence of self-care—the self-determined and self-administered use of products...

    Authors: Sophie Meredith, Jane Frawley, David Sibbritt and Jon Adams
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:4
  12. Myofunctional therapy (MT) is a therapeutic option with demonstrated efficacy for treating sleep-disordered breathing. We assessed the clinical application of a newly developed m-Health App, which aimed to all...

    Authors: Carlos O’Connor Reina, Guillermo Plaza, Jose Maria Ignacio-Garcia, Peter Baptista Jardin, Maria Teresa Garcia-Iriarte, Juan Carlos Casado-Morente, Eugenio De Vicente Gonzalez and Agustin Rodriguez-Reina
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:3
  13. We developed and implemented a structured clinical documentation support (SCDS) toolkit within the electronic medical record, to optimize patient care, facilitate documentation, and capture data at office visi...

    Authors: Demetrius M. Maraganore, Thomas Freedom, Kelly Claire Simon, Lori E. Lovitz, Camelia Musleh, Richard Munson, Nabeela Nasir, Smita Patel, Joya Paul, Mari Viola-Saltzman, Steven Meyers, Richard Chesis, Laura Hillman, Samuel Tideman, Anna Pham, Rosa Maria Vazquez…
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:1
  14. Disorders of Arousal  (DOA) are mental and motor behaviors arising from NREM sleep. They comprise a spectrum of manifestations of increasing intensity from confusional arousals to sleep terrors to sleepwalking.

    Authors: Giuseppe Loddo, Régis Lopez, Rosalia Cilea, Yves Dauvilliers and Federica Provini
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2019 3:5
  15. Patients on hemodialysis (HD) commonly suffer from poor sleep quality which in turn compromises their quality of life and well as their mortality risk according to many studies. In Palestine however, no single...

    Authors: Ahmad M. Samara, Moutaz W. Sweileh, Ali M. Omari, Leen S. Omari, Hazar H. Dagash, Waleed M. Sweileh, Nehal Natour and Sa’ed H. Zyoud
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2019 3:4
  16. Violent behavior during sleep is a common problem, affecting > 2% of the population > 15 years old as found in two large epidemiologic studies. The differential diagnosis of sleep related injury and violence i...

    Authors: Carlos H. Schenck
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2019 3:2
  17. Positive airway pressure is the main treatment modality in obstructive sleep apnea. The level of pressure needed for each patient is defined by a positive airway pressure titration study. Predicting those who ...

    Authors: Javad Setareh, Majid Malekmohammad, Mahnaz Amini, Batoul Khoundabi and Parisa Adimi Naghan
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2019 3:1
  18. High intakes of fruit and vegetable has been shown to protect against diseases and all-cause mortality however, the associations between sleep and fruit and vegetable consumption are not well characterized. Th...

    Authors: Essra A. Noorwali, Laura J. Hardie and Janet E. Cade
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:13
  19. Symptoms of acquired tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) include wheezing, shortness of breath, and chronic cough, and can negatively affect quality of life. Successful treatment of TBM requires identification of the ...

    Authors: Christena A. Kolakowski, Donald R. Rollins, Theodore Jennermann, Allen D. Stevens, James T. Good Jr, Joshua L. Denson and Richard J. Martin
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:10
  20. The Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) and Munich ChronoType Questionnaire (MCTQ) are sometimes used to estimate circadian timing. However, it remains unclear if they can reflect a change in circadian...

    Authors: Helen J. Burgess, Fumitaka Kikyo, Zerbrina Valdespino-Hayden, Muneer Rizvydeen, Momoko Kimura, Mark H. Pollack, Stevan E. Hobfoll, Kumar B. Rajan, Alyson K. Zalta and John W. Burns
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:12
  21. Actigraphs are widely used portable wrist-worn devices that record tri-axial accelerometry data. These data can be used to approximate amount and timing of sleep and wake. Their clinical utility is limited, ho...

    Authors: Joseph Cheung, Jamie M. Zeitzer, Haoyang Lu and Emmanuel Mignot
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:11
  22. Inadequate sleep quantity and quality is a public health concern with an array of detrimental health outcomes. Portable technological devices have become a ubiquitous part of adolescents’ lives and may affect ...

    Authors: Xi Mei, Qi Zhou, Xingxing Li, Pan Jing, Xiaojia Wang and Zhenyu Hu
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:9
  23. Some sleep disorders are known risk factors for occupational injuries (OIs). This study aimed to compare the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in a population of patients with OIs admitted ...

    Authors: Stig Solbach, Katrin Uehli, Werner Strobel, Stefanie Brighenti-Zogg, Selina Dürr, Sabrina Maier, Michel Hug, Roland Bingisser, Jörg Daniel Leuppi and David Miedinger
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:8
  24. Insomnia is a conspicuous problem in modern 24 h society. In this brief overview, medications used to treat insomnia such as hypnotics, sedatives, medications inducing sedation as a side effect, medications di...

    Authors: J. F. Pagel, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal and Jaime M. Monti
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:5
  25. Insomnia has a high prevalence in modern society. Various tools have been developed to assess insomnia. We performed a direct comparison between the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) and the Athens Insomnia Scale ...

    Authors: Masanori Takami, Hiroshi Kadotani, Kohei Nishikawa, Yukiyoshi Sumi, Takao Nakabayashi, Yusuke Fujii, Masahiro Matsuo and Naoto Yamada
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:4
  26. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is defined by the presence of repetitive obstructive apneas and hypopneas during sleep. While apneas are clearly defined as cessation of flow, controversy has plagued the many def...

    Authors: Q. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, Sukhmani Singh and Susmita Chowdhuri
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:7
  27. The non-image forming system, which conveys light information to circadian and sleep centers in the brain, is optimized to respond to short wavelengths of light (blue). Exposure to white light with reduced blu...

    Authors: Jamie M. Zeitzer, Raymond P. Najjar, Cheng-Ann Wang and Mirelle Kass
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:1
  28. This review describes normal and disordered sleep in the older adult population. Although several distinctive sleep changes across the lifespan are normative, including changes in the amount of time spent in d...

    Authors: Caroline J. Lavoie, Michelle R. Zeidler and Jennifer L. Martin
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:3
  29. Circadian clocks regulate the daily timing of many of our physiological, metabolic and biochemical functions. The immune system also displays circadian oscillations in immune cell count, synthesis and cytokine...

    Authors: Maria Comas, Christopher J. Gordon, Brian G. Oliver, Nicholas W. Stow, Gregory King, Pawan Sharma, Alaina J. Ammit, Ronald R. Grunstein and Craig L. Phillips
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:18
  30. When considering the benefits of the 6-min walking test (6-MWT) in research fields and the need of treatment for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, research in this field is of great ad...

    Authors: Parisa Adimi Naghan, Oldooz Aloosh, Hamze Ali Torang and Majid Malekmohammad
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:17
  31. This descriptive study was conducted to examine the changes in the symptom frequency in patients with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) without medical intervention, in order to determine ...

    Authors: Yukiyoshi Sumi, Masahiro Matsuo, Takao Nakabayashi, Fumi Masuda, Masahiro Takahashi, Takashi Kanemura, Kenichi Kuriyama, Naoto Yamada, Masanori Takami and Hiroshi Kadotani
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:16
  32. Older adults frequently suffer from sleep disturbances. In addition, with increasing age such disturbances may accompany mild cognitive changes that are symptomatic of a range of neurodegenerative conditions. ...

    Authors: Erin L. Cassidy-Eagle and Allison Siebern
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:15
  33. Oral appliance (OA) therapy is a promising alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). By holding the mandible in a forward position, an OA keeps ...

    Authors: Hiroko Tsuda, Naohisa Wada and Shin-ichi Ando
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:12
  34. The primary metric extracted from the polysomnogram in patients with sleep apnea is the apnea-hypopnea index (or respiratory disturbance index) and its derivatives. Other phenomena of possible importance such ...

    Authors: Robert Joseph Thomas, Chol Shin, Matt Travis Bianchi, Clete Kushida and Chang-Ho Yun
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:11
  35. The present study aimed to analyze the association among depression, sleep quality, and quality of life using the Japanese version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders Non-Patient E...

    Authors: Tomiko Kadotani, Hiroshi Kadotani, Honami Arai, Masanori Takami, Hiroyasu Ito, Masahiro Matsuo and Naoto Yamada
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:9
  36. Patients are accessing online health information frequently and using it to guide treatment decisions. Few studies have been done assessing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) information, and no studies have examin...

    Authors: Christopher J. Gouveia, Hannan A. Qureshi, Robert C. Kern, Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu and Robson Capasso
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:6
  37. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a known risk factor for postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac surgery. However, whether better management of OSA reduces the risk of POAF remains unknown. The ...

    Authors: Feihong Ding, Jimmy Kar-Hing Wong, Alice S. Whittemore and Clete A. Kushida
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:5
  38. Nasal obstruction is a common problem in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Systematic evaluation of nasal obstruction remains challenging due to the high number of variables and factors that contrib...

    Authors: Carlos Torre, Robson Capasso, Soroush Zaghi, Ryan Williams and Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:8
  39. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been observed to be common among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Sleep scales can be used to screen patients at increased “risk” of OSA who can benefit from polysomnograp...

    Authors: Andreas Ateke Njoh, Eta Ngole Mbong, Valeri Oben Mbi, Michel Karngong Mengnjo, Leonard Njamnshi Nfor, Leonard Ngarka, Samuel Eric Chokote, Julius Yundze Fonsah, Samuel Kingue, Felicien Enyime Ntone and Alfred Kongnyu Njamnshi
    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:4

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